Monday, 11 January 2016

The magic of success !

Success – I believe in success. I dream success. The only way to allow success to happen in our lives mostly is to slog at the highest pitch. No pains no gains. I have seen success happening. Success of life comes to the determined guy. Take that extra step and come to the world you deserve to be (the real success of life)

The parameter of what success means to you has to be determined by you and not by the rest of the world.

When some very positive event occurs in our life from any source considered Godly (supernatural), we believe magic is happening. Magic can be a result of luck, yet the luck comes only to guy who the Almighty thinks to be eligible to receive the same. These positive events in your lives can occur through achieving success and that comes only through determination and hard work.

I have seen people performing their routine consistently and thereby reaching success. Success is not the ultimate result, but it act as a catalyst for further successes in life. It is not required that you have to work 24times7 to reach the milestone of success. The right way according to me to achieve success is to be focused, plan and re-plan, keep trying without failure, do what you have to do, DON’T GET BOGGED DOWN, slog, take time for yourself, relax, pray and enjoy (we are all humans and we have the full right in this world to enjoy the beauty of life) and in due course, success will come to us without fail. Failures are the integral part of any worthy success and each failure provide the step for learning and to make the additional effort towards reaching the beauty of success. You can work a lot, yet failure may touch you. Do not get dishearten (which is very easy to get), have courage to face the world, slog higher and for sure success will be achieved.

Slogging is always a combination of extremely hard work and enjoying the moment of hard work. Some people are of the view that smart work will lead to success. If hard work was the only criterion towards success, probably the manual laborers would be the most successful people. Success is personal to oneself, if one has reached the results and more on what he was expecting to achieve, success is reached. It may not always be related to becoming famous.

Amassing huge quantity of wealth may not lead to your success criterion always. Success is unique combination of determination, hard work and luck.

Hoping everyone to reach their success paradigms consistently.- Love, laugh and live..

Monday, 2 March 2015

Welcome Busters! Adieu to Stress!

The topic about stress and its related busters has constantly been in our mind for many years, even from the time we are unaware of it. If we able to timely identify this challenge and the factor creating this challenge (sometimes even before it attacks us) and take the necessary actions, it can be prevented from occurrence or recurrence.

In today’s world, one of the most important challenges we all are facing is in the nature of ‘stress’. Dictionary says that stress is ‘a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.’ Sometimes simple discussions can end up in creation of stress. If we are overloaded with work or there is any continuous perturbing factor, we tend to feel the situation of stress. This can leads to a lot of health related issues including fatigue and lack of concentration and what not.

During stress, the following questions are of high relevance:

-       Why me
-       Will I be able to satisfy the requirements (of others)-expectation
-       Will this never end

Like on and so forth.

Anything that can lead to reduce or end up the stress related challenge can be termed as a stress buster. This can vary depending upon the characteristic, attitude, habits, egos, environment, etc. from person to person.  

There are a lot of ways stress can be managed and busted.  One of the difficult yet effective way goes with the contra of the word stress ie. laughter and happiness. We can remember here, Dr. Asthana of the famous Bollywood blockbuster ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ who used to laugh when he was stressed and was in fact using the laughter weapon as a stress buster.

There can be lots of other ways which are easily accessible over the net. One of the most common stress management techniques can be through the proper and correct use of meditation and yoga. This will help to praise our inner self and give us immense power to face the intricacies of stress and in fact love ourselves and the factor creating the stress.

Breathing techniques (deep breathing) has been a proven stress buster technique.

Knowing the fact that we are not given anything which we can’t handle and the mantra of “All is Well” (Courtesy Film 3 Idiots) can give us immense confidence to face any stress related situations.

Praying to Almighty always helps us to gain strength and self confidence.

A relaxed bath, using the blender for making juice (remember the film “Enemy of the States”), a long drive, walking lonely, singing soft melodies, seeing cartoons, watching nursery rhymes with your baby, quality family time, dancing (as PK said)  etc etc.. anything and everything can be used for relaxing yourself and releasing the stress.

Come! Let’s live merrily and be stress free.

"STRESSED" spelled backwards "DESSERTS". So don't be stressed and make your life a dessert.

Remember…..“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Me, Myself and Who am I

The aspect about me, myself and Who am I are questions which we all happened to ask ourselves at least once if not on a regular basis in our lives.  Quite often when we are faced with challenges in our lives, this question becomes relevant (also the question 'why me'). But one thing for sure, I am grateful for this life that God has given me.

 Who Am I - I am the person created by the Almighty to serve His will and perform righteous acts to the extent possible.

What is right?- is a question often determined by judgement but to me it is Godly..God's will again..

There are often situations in our lives which calls for very quick decisions without further discussions. At those point of time, decisions taken by us are mostly govern by our inner will and our aptitude look at things. We do not have control over the next moment in our lives which is, has been and will be governed by the willingness of the Almighty. We however have to plan each day in our life in a manner not just to complete our days routine but to achieve a little inner satisfaction. How's that - Do something to say that you have done something out of the box. It may be singing a song, going to gym, spending time with your family etc..etc..Also never leave your basics (your natural outlook towards things) whatever situations you may fall into.

Am I a person who can make any change in this world? Mahatma Gandhi once said "Be the change you want to see in the world." Live your life in a way you can be kind and enjoy the most out of your professional/working life, personal life, family life, social life etc.. but within the purview of obedience and self discipline. This in turn automatically will lead to change in your lives. Be calm, do your karma and never work to get the best recognition out of it..If you do the best, ultimately the best will be bestowed upon you..

As said in a song in a Hindi film and as we pray to the Almighty.."Tu apni nazar hum par rakna..kis haal mein hai yeh khabar rakhna.." (Oh Almight, kindly keep an eye on us and ensure our well being)

After we are gone from this world our dear and near ones beckons us through the beautiful either sweet or sorrow moments of our lives. Be a champion and live like a champion..

Stay blessed and happy..

Friday, 14 March 2014

The real balance!!

In today’s professional world, business and working class life, one of the most important criteria for success is the balance between personal and professional life. The rigour of the professional life will surely at many points of times hit your personal life in a worse manner. If we are not careful and alert from the inception stage of this issue, the results although slowly but steadily will have an adverse affect on your personal relationships, health, personal time and development and life enjoyment. Striking the balance between the personal and professional life is easy said than done in practice, but if we are tactical and organized for maintaining the balance, the results are just joyous in nature. Being a bachelor or spinster will provide extra time for professional matters but the practice to strike balance has to commence from this stage itself.

In our life we usually perform and spent a very significant portion of our time for the things we are supposed to do (responsibility) and keep a very low portion for the things we love to do (enjoyment). Mixing the love to perform with the compulsory act will create a style of the person in life. Love your work and perform it in your manner to satisfy yourself (ie. keep ‘yourself’ as the parameter) will lead to excellence in your work and will gain you value for sure before others. As is said, the high level performance without expecting applause and positive results is seen by the God and he places the ranking for it before others. One key thing to understand in the professional life is the ‘volume of time spent’ matters very less compared to the ‘quality of time spent’. In the reverse, if time spent on an assignment is more, it shows the lesser effectiveness of the person (unless it is a clerical job).

Place the personal life as the first priority, because you have only one life to live and chill out. The professional life has to be synchronized with your personal life in manner that doesn’t affect your personal life adversely. If you have early morning commitments or late night commitments (which cannot be for 7 days a week for 365 days), use the other days to gain back your personal life. Also on the day of the commitment, do something personal to satisfy your earlier said prioritization. Planning and organizing your professional life can easily create the time for your personal life. Attend your personal calls at the break time, do not forget your regular diet (on time) and exercise, lower your official gossips, spend time for personal development (including new job search, new certifications, reading etc) in your daily work life are some matters which can surely create the balance. Do not bring work at home without high end requirement. When you are at your work, enjoy your work without interruption. Ensure with constant pace of time that professional life is quality oriented (with self appraisal at regular intervals) and brings you in demand in the place you are working.

As said by Sir Abraham Lincoln “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in yours years.”


Monday, 10 March 2014

Stay Motivated!!!

As quoted from Wikipedia ‘Motivation is the driving force that causes the flux from desire to will in life.

One question which is often asked in many interviews is the ability of the person to motivate others. To motivate a person to perform a certain work in a certain manner on time line basis and get the results expected is of great challenge and is an art of management. It includes the basics from motivational words, ‘tap on shoulder’, observation, incentive achievement, leading by example to getting a little ‘harsh’ in behavior (sometime negative motivation also works out!). Be genuine and the team member will definitely be motivated.

The organization often seeks for a team leader who has the ability to motivate the team members to constantly believe in the goals (coordinating with their own goals) and achieve it in a phased manner. The team being efficient is not enough, there has to be someone who co-ordinate the team by his motivational techniques for organizational goal achievement.

Motivation is not only meant for high end organizations. The term goes to the time any act or decision was made. Baby’s first walk is a motivation received from his/her parents, the development in school where the child talents are developed and brought out are classic acts and results of motivation. Achievement of every kind has some factor of motivation attached to it. The motivational concept depicted in the Hindi film ‘Taare Zameen Par’ where a child suffering from learning dyslexia is motivated by his teacher (played by the ever talented artist Aamir Khan) is a great example to remember. The classic example of the spider trying to weave its web with continuous efforts and in spite of its failures to weave many times can be inherited in our daily life. Check the surrounding- It is full of motivation.

I believe sometime fear and pain also act as a great and real source of motivation. Competition may also form a major source of motivation. Self motivation is the best source in which the person himself on his criterion places the targets or goals to be achieved and works earnestly with great enjoyment to achieve it. As said by Napoleon Hill- ‘Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.’ When we are ourselves being self motivated, everything in the world can be achieved and there is no restriction to it.

Motivated to blog and blog constantly by self and my dearest wife.

The struggle you are facing today will develop your strength for tomorrow.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Professional life-a gist

The key success for every function or work is, as we all may be aware, is the success or co-ordination in proper planning and related risk assessment, performance (to meet or excel the planning attributes) and monitoring and control. The aspect of whether control is more important than planning or vice versa is a debatable issue. The aforesaid parameters are what we have studied in our management classes and are practically very useful. Any work you perform- try to include a factor of planning and control. This will improve the productivity slowly but in an eminent way. In this world where all our professional related works are time line based, proper planning will lead us to organize our work, give priority classification to the work and execute the work in the ‘stylish’ way. Modern management is also nothing but co-ordination.

The most important of all the factors, than the factors mentioned above, is the inclination and attitude to take the initiative and perform the aforesaid aspects of management in daily life. It takes great efforts to make up your mind for initial move. Once you are into it, you will emerge as a champion as God helps the one who helps himself. One of the aims of daily routine should be to kill lethargy before it gets on to you. Love your work and be proud of its execution and results. Even mistakes done and teachings received from the superiors should be considered as gains for future course of success. Be well dressed, be serious with your work, obey timings and love your being there in your professional job.

As is said-No pains no gains. Have a successful professional life.

Friday, 7 March 2014


God has given us a unique capturing power, a unique sense to recall things, a unique way to remember and a unique way to learn and be informed. In our daily life, if one day goes without a learning, it is considered as not fruitful to us. Something 'new' has to be learnt by us every day. This should be our quest. It is not required to take any incremental efforts for learning. It comes to us as a part of our daily life. Keep a diary. Note the learning for the day, accumulate the learning and  read after a while. This will help us to better ourselves, be informed and to have presence of mind to a great extent.

In life, the things we come to know from various sources and the things we take effort to know help us to be informed. In this world, information is power. The guy who has information and who uses the same at the correct time gets the reasonable quid pro quo (consideration) most of the time. Do not disclose your information to persons or in places which doesn't deserve the disclosure.

Learning, information and basic instinct all are the biggest attributable for our knowledge. Share your knowledge with other persons for their well being. There is nothing better than to help others so that they can also learn, apply and develop themselves. Application of learning depends on the character appetite of a person.

Be a learner, be informative and do not let go your basic instinct.